The Park Ranger Program: Service and Protection
WHO WE ARE: Established in 1991, the City of Santa Barbara Park Ranger Program ensures the public full enjoyment of the City's rich, natural areas. City Park Rangers patrol parks and school to promote safety, educate the public on the history and proper use of City parks, and help maintain the beauty of the City's treasured natural resources.
WHAT WE DO:
Park Rangers patrol City parks and beaches daily from sunrise to sunset, enforcing City ordinances and park rules, inspecting for unsafe conditions, and addressing maintenance concerns. Park Rangers patrol by vehicle, bike, 4x4 off-road vehicle, and on foot.
Interpretive & Public Outreach:
Park Rangers educate the public about the history and the usage of our parks and open space. Park rangers make classroom visits to local schools, lead park tours, and meet with park users in everyday contacts. Park Rangers also monitor park reservations and public events in City parks.
Park Rangers patrol all public elementary and secondary schools in the City of Santa Barbara. Park Rangers perform after-hours checks for open doors and windows, vandalism, alcohol and skateboard violations, and unsafe conditions.
For More Information:
Call the City of Santa Barbara Park Ranger Hotline at 805-897-1941 to speak to an on-duty ranger. If unable to contact a Park Ranger at this number, call the Santa Barbara Police Dispatch at 897-2410 and request that a Park Ranger respond.
City of Santa Barbara Park Ranger Program
402 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101